this time around
Back at school, studying broadcast, trying to keep up with the daily news.
Back on the city sidewalks, head racing, legs moving quickly, only stopping so I can hold doors open for strangers.
Back in my lover's arms, holding onto what we have, not ready to let go of him as quickly as I have been with others.
Back on the job hunt, no longer at the restaurant, where I could never catch my breath.
Back at yoga, stretching my legs, removing years of tension and strengthening my body.
I'm getting older and I want to do things right. I want to make the right choices, learn from my mistakes, and to grow in the right direction.
I want fewer friends and stronger relationships. Less quantity and more quality.
It's taken time, but I have the right frame of mind this time around.